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Almost all of this year’s proposed measures would be collected digitally, freeing physicians from manually retrieving data.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released the 2020 list of quality and efficiency measures under consideration.
According to a news release, CMS evaluates all the measures in its programs each year in order to remove those which are less relevant and to propose new measures. Nearly all of this this year’s proposed measures would be collected digitally, freeing physicians from manually retrieving data.
“We launched Meaningful Measures because too many providers were wasting precious time and resources reporting on quality metrics, many of which were barely relevant to their specialty,” CMS Administrator Verma says in the release. “Over the last four years, this initiative has delivered better, less onerous metrics that are actually useful to those who use them. The measures we are announcing today represent more of the same. They prioritize health outcomes, reduce burden, and give providers more time to do the work they entered medicine to do: treat patients.”
Some of the highlights of this year’s list include: